Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Salary

A Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician earns an average wage of $15.05 per hour.

$25,004 - $52,717
(Median)
$25K
$36K
$53K
MEDIAN: $36,103
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$12.13 - $19.52
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$25,004 - $52,717  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,890  
Profit Sharing
$1.86 - $2,051  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,544 - $42,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $19.52  
   
Overtime
$16.44 - $29.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,890  
   
Profit Sharing
$1.86 - $2,051  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$25,544 - $42,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 969

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Job Description for Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

The safe and effective dispensation of medication is essential to the provision of health care. The senior certified pharmacy technician is a dispensary agent who acts as an assistant to licensed pharmacists to ensure these processes occur as needed. Pharmacy technicians offer this assistance in many ways, such as the compiling, double-checking, and labeling medications. They are also responsible for answering customer questions about medications and dosage, as well as performing clerical duties such as handling cash registers and keeping the work area tidy. Some certified pharmacy technicians work in hospital pharmacies, which may require extra duties such as keeping patient records and preparing medications to be distributed by nursing staff. In some cases, the senior certified pharmacy technician may supervise pharmacy clerks and junior pharmacy technicians.

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Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician Tasks

  • Prepare dosage medications for dispensing into bottles and unit dose packaging.
  • Assist in preparing and dispensing medication under direct supervision of Pharmacist.
  • Select, prepare and stock medications and supplies.
  • Collect patient information for prescription and billing.

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$32,000



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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 199 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 20%